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Initial Values and Income Convergence: Do "The Poor Stay Poor"?

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  • Etsuro Shioji

    (Yokohama National University)

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A panel data estimation finds a high speed of income convergence among the U.S. states. However, initial incomes show a pattern which is difficult to explain by the estimated model. A simulation study shows that this pattern can be explained much more naturally when we assume that true convergence is slow. 2004 President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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  • Etsuro Shioji, 2004. "Initial Values and Income Convergence: Do "The Poor Stay Poor"?," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 86(1), pages 444-446, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:86:y:2004:i:1:p:444-446
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    1. Michael Artis & Toshihiro Okubo, 2008. "The Intranational Business Cycle: Evidence from Japan," Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research Discussion Paper Series 101, Economics, The Univeristy of Manchester.
    2. Jesús Rodríguez-López & Diego Martínez-López & Diego Romero-Ávila, 2009. "Persistence of inequalities across the Spanish regions," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 88(4), pages 841-862, November.
    3. repec:gen:geneem:12302 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Stefan Sperlich & Yvonne Sperlich, 2012. "Growth and Convergence in South–South Integration Areas: Empirical Evidence," Research Papers by the Institute of Economics and Econometrics, Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva 12032, Institut d'Economie et Econométrie, Université de Genève.

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    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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